December 10 – Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All

Human Rights Day is observed globally on December 10th to assist with promoting and celebrating fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone is entitled to irrespective of their nationality, gender, race, religion or background. Canada played a central role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – check out the facts

https://www.historicacanada.ca/productions/minutes/john-humphrey

Some of the Canadian Human Rights Milestones include:

2021     September 30-First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Pay Equity Law brought into Force

2020     Victory for Protection from genetic discrimination / International Equal Pay Day

2019     Rights of Indigenous Children /  A barrier-free Canada Check out more milestones at  https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/en/about-human-rights/milestones

As union members let us take part in promoting and celebrating the fundamental right and freedoms that everyone is entitled to by holding lunch and learn sessions; inviting speakers at your local meetings; recognize members who have worked to promote human rights in the workplace; participate in community actions and above all learn more about what Canada is doing in its role to promote human rights. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/human-rights-commemorative-days/human-rights-day.html

For more information on the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights unite (UDHR), please visit: https://www.ohchr.org/en/get-involved/campaign/udhr-75/learn